Cupbop Korean BBQ

The Cupbop Food Truck

The Cupbop Food Truck

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So this week Utah pulled its annual “PSYCH” on us.  Just when we thought Spring was around the corner, we got snowed and wet-rained on.  I definitely needed something to lift my spirits, and a bowl of Korean BBQ over rice and veggies seemed like a good choice.  Thank  you Twitter for introducing me to Cupbop food truck.  I have a feeling we are going to have a long and happy relationship together.

The menu

The menu

The menu was my type of menu.  You don’t need to think about it for very long.  It is a simple straightforward approach.  It was as if Cupbop is telling you subliminally, “We know what we do good, you should order it!”  The only trick was figuring out how to say the KKO KKO Bop.  I sounded like a lyric from a Hanson song, so I just said “Gimme the chicken one”.  Luckily that did the trick.

Mondo dumplings

Mondo dumplings

Before I get to the hmmmm bop cups or whatever they are called I have to point out the Mondo.  These rival David’s Kitchen for the best pot stickers in the state of Utah.  Not only were they deliciously stuffed, but they had that perfect pot sticker crunch.  Then they were generously topped with 3-4 different types of sauces.  STOP IT!  When I first took a bite of them, I was already in my car and out of the rain, it took every last shred of self-control to not return to the food truck with a gun and demand a bucket full of Mondo dumplings.  Don’t even think about going there without ordering some.

Kko Kko Bop

Kko Kko Bop

Here is the Kko Kko Bop.  AMAZING!  Before I took it from the Cupbop truck, they asked me how spicy I wanted it.  I told them I wanted spicy, but I didn’t want my mouth blown off either.  The vendor asked me how hot on a scale of 1 to 10.  I answered him, give me a 6.  He then said “How about a 6.5?”  “Uhm, Okay” I replied with a laugh.  6.5 seemed like the sweet spot for me.  Just enough spicy mayo and sauces to let me know the dish was hot, but at the same time, I didn’t have to douse my mouth with water to put out the fire either.  I would recommend starting with a 5 or a 6 if you have a sensitive pallet, but for those that like spicy food, just go for broke and have them bring it.  The Kko Kko Bop was outstanding!

Spicy Bop

Spicy Bop

I also went with the Spicy Bop.  Same delivery and thought here.  A bed of lettuce on the very bottom covered with a generous portion of rice, and then topped with mounds of spicy Korean BBQ pork and all of their special love sauce.

The entire time I was ordering and waiting for my food, the vendors that run Cupbop were extremely gracious and entertaining as they talked with the people in line and folks ordering.  This meal definitely was the cure for the stupid cold rain.  Matter of fact, I’m not going to use rainy weather as an excuse to go back.  I’ll be going back often.  You can follow them on Twitter here for their schedule, as well as on Facebook here.  The Internets that Al Gore invented didn’t wield a website for them just yet.  Dang you Googles!

Hey if it is good enough for Hanson, then it should be good enough for you!  hhhhhhmmmm bop Cupbop!  For those young people out there that don’t get the reference, click here.

Hanson

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